Thyroid illness in cats and dogs

Written by Nick Carmichael

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2. Run a screening test for hypothyroidism.

Basal T4 is sensitive but not specific for hypothyroidism. As a result, a clearly normal T4 reliably excludes hypothyroidism in almost all cases. Basal T4 is included inrepparttar CTDS Canine Endocrine Profile. While almost all dogs with hypothyroidism have a reduced basal T4, many dogs with NTI have low T4 also. To help improverepparttar 125822 specificity of T4 it is often coupled with TSH assay. T4 with TSH works well as a relatively low cost screening test for hypothyroidism and can be run alongside or followingrepparttar 125823 endocrine profile.

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Nick graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1980 with an Honours degree in Pathological Sciences and in 1982 as a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. In 2003 Nick became a diplomate of the Royal college of Pathologists in veterinary clinical pathology.

Lemon Tetra

Written by Linda Paquette

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Although omnivorous and able to exist on a diet of flaked food,repparttar pale yellow color ofrepparttar 125821 lemon tetra displays best ifrepparttar 125822 fish’s standard diet is well supplemented with live treats. The lemon tetra is an egg-scatterer. However, breeding can be tricky since females often have a problem expelling their eggs and after spawning,repparttar 125823 lemon tetra like many others of its species, is quick to cannibalize its eggs if not removed fromrepparttar 125824 breeding tank. However, eggs will hatch in about 24 hours after spawning. Fry should be fed a live diet and if they survive, they’ll be about two inches long as adults.

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